Atorvastatin Calcium

What is Atorvastatin Calcium?

Atorvastatin Calcium is the generic form of a prescription drug for the control of cholesterol levels. The best-known brand name is Lipitor. It is used to treat high cholesterol, and to maintain lower cholesterol levels. It can be used ...

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What conditions and diseases is Atorvastatin Calcium used for the treatment or management of?

Atorvastatin Calcium is a prescription drug that is approved by the FDA (USA) for use in the treatment, prevention, or management of the certain medical conditions and diseases, including:

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What are the active ingredients of Atorvastatin Calcium?

The active ingredients in Atorvastatin Calcium include:

  • Atorvastatin Calcium

What class of drug is Atorvastatin Calcium?

Atorvastatin Calcium belongs to the class of drugs:

Drugs with this Active Ingredient

The drugs that contain this as an active ingredient include:

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Available Forms

The available forms from suppliers in the USA include:

  • Tablets

Tablets

Tablet forms from suppliers in the USA:

Forms

This product comes in different forms from different suppliers in the USA:

Atorvastatin Calcium Information Guide

Generic Name of Atorvastatin Calcium:
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM
Availability of Atorvastatin Calcium:
Prescription Drug

Atorvastatin Calcium is a prescription drug that belongs to the pharmacologic class of HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor.

Related Disease Topics

Disease articles related to Atorvastatin Calcium include:

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How is the dosage of Atorvastatin Calcium calculated?

Only a health professional is qualified to work out the dosage of Atorvastatin Calcium. The dosage needs to be determined depending on a variety of factors including:

  • Hyperlipidemia (Heterozygous Familial and Nonfamilial) and Mixed Dyslipidemia (Fredrickson Types IIa and IIb)
  • Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Pediatric Patients (10
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What warnings or precautions need to be taken when considering the use of Atorvastatin Calcium?

Some of the warnings and precautions that need to be noted when considering Atorvastatin Calcium for use, include the following:

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Would taking Atorvastatin Calcium interfere with other drugs or medications I may be taking?

Some of the interactions are listed below. Atorvastatin Calcium may interact with the following so this needs to be taken into consideration when considering the use of this drug:

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What are the possible side-effects (adverse effects or unintended effects) of taking Atorvastatin Calcium?

Some of the possible side-effects or adverse reactions may include effects such as:

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What are the inactive ingredients in Atorvastatin Calcium?

The inactive ingredients contained in Atorvastatin Calcium are:

  • Calcium Acetate
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Sodium Carbonate
  • Cellulose, microcrystalline
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Silicon Dioxide
  • Hypromelloses
  • Hydroxypropyl Cellulose
  • Polyethylene glycol 8000
  • Titanium Dioxide

Product Formulation Information: Atorvastatin Calcium

Company that labels Atorvastatin Calcium:
KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS
Strength of Atorvastatin Calcium:
80 mg/1
Form of Atorvastatin Calcium:
Tablet (Film Coated)
How is Atorvastatin Calcium taken?
Oral (by mouth)
Date that Atorvastatin Calcium is effective:
5th November, 2013

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